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    • What is the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters? 

      This organization is known as the SOUTHERN FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS, and was organized February 2, 1995, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

      The purpose of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters is to provide the best possible resources, services and communications for Southern Federation affiliates of the IAFF; to develop a united effort and consensus of opinion with regards to our common concerns in the South, with the goal of having a positive effect on the IAFF, its constitution and By-laws, policies and resolutions. 

      The Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters encompasses the IAFF State Associations and Local IAFF affiliates in good standing within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Dela­ware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  Associate membership is allowed to any member or affiliate of the IAFF of any state not currently affiliated with the federation and IAFF members at large. 

      The Association holds an Annual Conference in which delegates of the organization attend. The Conference includes educational modules, presentations that assist delegates in accordance with the organization purpose. 

      If you or your Local wants to assist with Clean Up (Muck) and Demo of IAFF Members homes in the Houston/Beaumont Texas area, please contact Brandon Day in the Houston Command Center at 214.415.0201.

      We're all thinking about our members in Texas and Louisiana who are on the frontlines of Hurricane Harvey helping communities and their citizens knowing their own homes and possessions may be lost.

      The best way you can assist your brothers and sisters is through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, which provides short-term, immediate financial assistance to IAFF members affected by major disasters.

      Donate today with a tax deductible contribution online or by texting DISASTER to 50555* to make a $10 donation.

      Foley Local 4772 member Cody Carraway’s son, Easton, is in St. Jude Hospital in Memphis.  His son was diagnosed with cancer (Sacrococcygeal Teratoma). The little boy is 15 months old and has some difficult days and months ahead. Speaking with Brother Carraway they expect to be in Memphis at least 6 months for his treatment.

      Foley Local 4722 is raising funds to help Cody & Kahlee as they care for their son. If you or your local would like to make a donation follow the directions below.

      You can deposit your check at any Regions bank or send it to me, Danny Todd at the address below. I had the pleasure of meeting Easton, Cody & Kahlee at St. Jude hospital and they appreciate the prayers and show of support from the IAFF and firefighting community.

      Cody is posting on Facebook. His March 19 post is powerful and moving. PRAYERS FOR EASTON, CODY & KAHLEE.

      Bank- Regions
      Account #0247514787
      Checks can be made out to Cody Carraway but in the memo section it should say: for Easton Carraway. The back of the check should say for deposit only and must have that account # written on it.

      Fraternally,

      Danny Todd, IAFF 14th District VP

      5150 Stage Road , Ste 103

      Memphis, TN 38134

      dtodd@iaff.org

      Vote for our IAFF Member David Harer’s  panel!

      Did you know the Koch Brothers’ network has key positions on Trump’s team?


      For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for organizers, grassroots activists, and independent change-makers, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond.

      We want UnKoch to be a part of it this year-- but we need your help!

      Panels at Netroots are chosen based on public interest, meaning we need everyone to vote for our proposal! We plan to feature a diversity of voices from our movement that will really highlight the incredible progress we've made over the last year:

      • Mark Hammond will talk about the lawsuit GMU students just filed against their university for Koch agreements
      • Laura Wright will discuss how faculty at Western Carolina University achieved faculty oversight of their Koch-funded center
      • David Harer will highlight how Koch-network professors at Troy University attempted to dismantle the Retirement System of Alabama
      • Chad Stanton will examine how UnKoch research relates to his ongoing student organizing with Color of Change

      Can you take 3 minutes to vote for our session-- UnKoch My Campus: Resisting the Political Corruption of Higher Education?

      Sincerely,

      Samantha Parsons
      Grassroots Campaign Strategist

      DC Women's March


      What's New at SFPFF

      Brothers and Sisters:
       
      This past weekend the delegates attending the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution. The Resolution shall be submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42. If your Association or Local would like to be submitted as a Co-sponsor of the Resolution please contact Tim Dupin via email at tdupin@iaff42.org . Please include your Local or Association Name, Number and President with the authority to authorize sponsorship. The deadline to be included as a sponsor shall be June 15, 2016.

      Thank you for your consideration of this Resolution. If you have questions or need further information contact Tim Dupin at 816.516.4964.
       
      Yours in solidarity,
       
      Ed Jaros                                    Tim Dupin
      SFPFF President                         SFPFF Secretary Treasurer

       

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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money?
      11/18/17 - MPFFU
      Webinar: State Fire Training Funds 101 - How does your department receive that money? ____________________________________________________ Have you ever wondered how to receive state "fireworks" training dollars? What does encumbered mean? What is so important about September 30th and December 31st? What is a CTC.
      Toy Drive at Bus Stop Saloon
      11/17/17 - Toy Program
      EMS UPDATE on Practical Continuing Education Requirements
      11/16/17 - MPFFU
                      As many of you may be aware the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent out a letter informing all EMS Licensed Personnel, Instructor-Coordinators, Education Programs, Life Support Agencies, and Medical about the elimination of the requirement for Practical CE’s.
      union meeting 12/4/17
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 740
      IAFF Local 244 General Election
      11/16/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      Exposed: Firefighters' risk of cancer is growing
      11/16/17 - IAFF Local 1009
      Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter is 2.5 times more likely of getting diagnosed compared to other Boston residents.
      2018 Shift Calendar
      11/15/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Passing of FF Robert Campbell, Rescue 2, Retired
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 739
      Passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the passing of Firefighter Robert Campbell of Rescue 2, Retired.
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
         Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter William Wegwerth Sr.  Firefighter Wegwerth joined the Saint Paul Fire Department on March 16, 1954 and retired March 31, 1981.   At the family’s request his Memorial Service will be private.
      VSP Vision Plan Purchase Option
      11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      U.S. HEALTH – VSP VISION OPTIONAL VISION COVERAGE An Additional Vision Plan Option Not Offered by the City of Detroit U.S. Health and Life/C.O.P.S. Trust is, once again, offering VSP Vision coverage for 2018.
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation Is Looking For Board Members
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is looking for 2 people to join their Board of Directors.  If interested contact Susan O'Neil, Executive Director at 651.270.0285.  See attached PDF file for more information and application.
      73rd Annual Conference
      11/15/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      Save the Date 73rd Annual Conference The Conference will be held June 6th to 9th at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas.  Room rates are $139.00 a night including tax.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-608-9653.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Kansas State Council of Firefighters when making reservations.
      November 2017 General Membership Meetings
      11/15/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Civil Service Ordiance
      11/15/17 - IAFF Local 740
      Attached is the last draft of Civil Service Ordinance that was agreed upon.  These still need to be approved and adopted into law by City Council.
      14th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 25th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel west on Salem Street.
      Thanksgiving Safety
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In 2015, cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
      HELP WANTED: PFFM MEETING
      11/14/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      1st Annual 1042 Mouse Derby
      11/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Thanksgiving Dinner at Florian Hall
      11/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Brothers  & Sisters, Please join Boston Firefighters Local 718, Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry and Billy Higgins to help serve at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd. Boston Firefighters Local 718 is proud to host this event each year at Florian Hall. We are able to feed over 500 men and women living with mental illness.
      Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 is looking for individuals to volunteer for this year’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving dinner distribution.  Volunteers will help the Meals on Wheels drivers with preparing their delivery routes.  Arrive at Cretin-Derham Hall at 0700 hrs to about 1000 hrs.  Matt Lacy is the contact for this event.
      Two 2nd Alarm Fires in November
      11/13/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The NLFD has responded to two 2nd alarm fires in the month of November. Thank you to all of the mutual aid districs for responding. Here are a few pictures from the scenes.
      Operation Warm 2017
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      Raffle Winners
      11/13/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Congratulations to the recent winners from the raffle to support Justin Weston & his family!  1st prize: James Smart 2nd prize: NNFD Sta 9/C 3rd prize: Karen Daddario Thank you to everyone who gave & helped us come together to support Justin. Please watch closely for more fundraisers coming up.
      Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
      11/13/17 - IAFF Local 2760
      November 2017 D-14 Meetings
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      District 14 T-Shirts
      11/13/17 - IAFF 1826
      Lets Go nuts For Lamb
      11/13/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      As some of you my know Chris Lamb was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Chris underwent surgery a few months ago and is back on the job.  Just a few weeks ago Chris learned the cancer has returned to his lymph nodes in his stomach. Chris once again has to undergo surgery and will be out of work for sometime. Tickets are $30.00 available at the door or in advance.
      Merp booklet
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Merp slide show
      11/12/17 - IAFF Local 1565
      Christmas Angel - Adopt a child
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Hello everyone, It’s that time of year again! The Salvation Army Christmas Angel tags are available if you would like to adopt a child. As of right now, we have 100 kids that need adopting. If you or your crew/coworkers are interested, please send me an email letting me know how many kids you would like to adopt.
      UPDATED - LODD Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton
      11/11/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      It is with deep sorrow that we must announce a line of duty death. Firefighter/EMT Scott Compton passed away less than 24 hours after fighting a commercial fire in Greenfield. Scott was a dedicated 17 year veteran of the Greenfield Fire Territory.
      Thank a Veteran today...
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      URGENT - ACTION ALERT
      11/10/17 - MPFFU
      Brothers and sisters, As you know, since last November when the legislature tried to jam pension and retiree health care reform down our throats, we have been working very hard to try and limit them to reasonable changes. Since February, we have been a part of the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform For Local Government task force.
      Contact You Legislators
      11/10/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      NEW Local 21 App
      11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      The new App for local 21 is now available. It’s a free App that is paired with our website. You can find it in the Apple App Store or in the Android App Store under IAFF21 or you can find a link on the website in the upper left hand corner of the webpage. Your log in is the same that you use for the website.
      Ethnic Book and Doll Drive
      11/09/17 - Toy Program
      BURN FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
      11/09/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      2017-2018 HOCKEY SCHEDULE
      11/09/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Election Update
      11/09/17 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: We begin by saying thank you to the members of Local 1568 both active and retired that assisted with brother Bob Witte’s campaign efforts for Brookland Supervisor.  Tuesday night we witnessed some very strong political shifts in both state and local elections.
      Correction!!! SAC Saturday November 18th!
      11/09/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Saturday Afternoon Club charity fundraiser
      11/09/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Please join us next Saturday November 17th @ Zuni Street Brewing for an event benifitting charities that helped member Rich Pula and his fight against Leukemia. Party starts @ 3pm, and $1 from every pint sold from 3-8 goes to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. There’s live music, great beer, food trucks and a great cause. Hope to see you there.
      I.A.F.F. Local 639 Stache Dash 4 Cash
      11/08/17 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
      Please help Parma I.A.F.F. Local 639 raise money for a good cause.  They are raising money through GoFundMe for Youth Challenge of Northeast Ohio.  This is an organization that provides sports and recreational activities for children with disabilities.  Please encourage you members to help Parma with this "No Shave November" fundraiser.
      Passing of Retired Fire Chief Mario A. Orangio
      11/08/17 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Chief Mario A. Orangio Calling Hours: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:30pm Firefighter Walk Through 4:00pm to 8:00pm St Patrick's Church 212 Main St.
      Election Day November 2017
      11/08/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Election Day November 2017 We called for help and you, our members, showed up in force.
      IAFF Peer Support Training
      11/07/17 - IAFF Local 2180
      Chula Vista Firefighters IAFF Local 2180 will be hosting a two day IAFF Peer Support Training. This training is developed and delivered by peers.
      Protecting those that protect us
      11/07/17 - IAFF Local 271
      Jason Baker started his career as a firefighter 20 years ago with the Missoula Rural Fire Department. Adapting to every call is one of his favorite parts of the job. His first day on the job at Great Falls Fire Rescue was on July, 3rd 2000.
      Burn Center Holiday Project
      11/07/17 - Local 2580
      Help CHFFA brighten the holidays at the NC Jaycee Burn Center! For the 4th year, we are planning to serve a full Thanksgiving luncheon for Burn Center patients, families & staff. Donations: - Online:  squareup.com/market/chapel-hill-fire-fighters-association   (Donation amounts range from $5 to $100 & can be combined as needed.
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